Jackson, MS will be the site of a memorial service for unborn victims of abortion Saturday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. This prayerful event will be held at the corner of Mississippi Street and North President Street and the public is invited.
Pastor Ryan Sullivan of Grace Community Church will be the main speaker. It's all part of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. The National Day of Remembrance is organized by three national pro-life groups—Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League. Locally this event is organized by Pro-Life Mississippi. The location for the event is the same location that once housed a glass building containing 50,000,000 pennies in honor of all the babies who have lost their lives to abortion. Today, there is a plaque in its place that reads: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14.
The first annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children was held in September 2013 to mark the 25th anniversary of the burial of several hundred abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Memorial services were held at over 100 memorial sites dedicated to these children, including dozens of grave sites where their remains are buried. Going forward, the Day of Remembrance is held annually on the second Saturday in September.
At AbortionMemorials.com, visitors can learn the stories of how many of these children were killed, how they were found, and the details of their burial. The website also lists hundreds of memorial sites dedicated to the victims of abortion throughout the United States.
PLM President Dana Chisholm: “This is what sidewalk counseling is all about.”
Our sidewalk counselors not only present abortion bound women with life affirming alternatives, they offer on-going support and encouragement to them as well. On Saturday, August 12th, expectant mom Tariona Booth and her family were honored at a baby shower held at the home of sidewalk counselor Ashley Newsome. Also celebrating Tariona’s courageous decision for life were members of Grace Community Church, Creek Baptist Church and PLM board members Laura Knight and Dana Chisholm. Ms. Booth is being discipled by another sidewalk counselor, Rebekah Tate. She has also chosen a name for her daughter - K’leigha.
Robert and Nakia Williams are celebrating the safe arrival of their son, Kingston, born on July 31, 2017. He weighed in at 6 lb. 14 oz. and has obviously captured his father’s heart. “The pro-life community joins the Williams family in joyously welcoming the birth of their son,” stated PLM President Dana Chisholm. “This is what sidewalk counseling is all about.”
Ester Mann, PLM board Secretary and indefatigable sidewalk counselor, suffered a stroke on Friday, August 11, 2017. She had been dealing with a number of health issues over the past few years which kept her from being able to come to the sidewalk as much as she would have liked. Ester delayed seeking medical care for two days after her first stroke symptoms until Sunday, August 13, so she could attend her mother’s birthday celebration in north Mississippi. On her return home, she was taken to Baptist Hospital, stabilized, and is now recovering at Methodist Rehab Center. Ester is advising everyone to seek immediate care for symptoms of stroke and to keep one’s blood sugar and blood pressure under control so as to avoid her situation. “I am having to learn to stand, walk, even use a fork, all over again,” she said.
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